Pete Doherty bailed

Babyshambles man brands the law “a pain”

Pete Doherty is out on bail after been interviewed by police this evening (October 2).

As previously reported, a man understood to be the Babyshambles singer was arrested yesterday in Shrewsbury following an overnight operation by drug squad officers.

According to police the man was arrested and taken to Telford police station where he was interviewed by officers. West Mercia police have now issued the following statement:

“A man has now been interviewed by police in connection with the operation overnight and he has now been released on police bail pending further enquires. He has been bailed to a date in December at which time he will have to return and answer his bail.”

Doherty however has already protested his innocence, telling reporters as he left Telford police station that officers had mistaken an implant to keep him off drugs for “the hard stuff”.

“It’s just some sort of mistake,” he explained, adding that the law was “a pain”, BBC News reports.

The band were forced to abandon their gig this evening at the University Of East Anglia because Doherty was left with no time to make it from Shropshire to Norwich, however Babyshambles‘ spokesperson insisted that the band’s current UK tour will continue as planned.

“The tour will continue as normal from Southend on Tuesday (October 4),” they explained.